With the summer season quickly approaching, Universal Studios Hollywood is getting ready to debut one of the most anticipated new attractions this year, Jurassic World. This reimagined attraction will incorporate new effects and scenes from the new movies that gave it its namesake.
Universal Studios recently shared some new details about the coming attraction:
The state-of-the-art attraction will debut an original storyline that takes place within the theme park as depicted in Jurassic World. It will feature additional new dinosaurs from the film, lush scenic design, and ground-breaking technology that has yet to be experienced within a theme park.
The aesthetics of “Jurassic World—The Ride” will be dramatically enhanced, welcoming guests to a reimagined space reflective of the Jurassic World films. A fresh, new entry statement, stonework landscaping and a contemporary redesign of the iconic pillars illuminated with billowing flames will support a prominent “Jurassic World” marquee logo.NBC Universal, 2019: https://www.nbcumv.com/news/universal-studios-hollywood-debuts-first-look-its-highly-anticipated-and-innovative-new-epic?show=7036994&network=33127
Engaging queue-line videos featuring facts and information about the dinosaurs within the ride set the tone for the adventure ahead, as guests learn more about these imposing prehistoric inhabitants that first roamed the earth more than 65 million years ago.
And the daring expedition begins.
Once aboard specially designed rafts, guests will navigate the lush environs of dense vegetation, traversing new areas besieged with towering dinosaurs meandering just an arm’s length away from visitors. Encounters with such docile creatures as the Stegosaurus and Parasaurolophus will quickly turn awry as predatory Velociraptors and Dilophosaurus begin to wreak havoc, turning guests from spectators to prey. When the Tyrannosaurus rex begins to battle one of the attraction’s new behemoth dinosaurs, the rafts will spill down a treacherous 84-foot waterfall as the sole means of escape.
Located adjacent to the ride will be a new elaborately themed “Raptor Encounter” where Blue, the most beloved and deadly Velociraptor from the Jurassic World franchise, and her beta Raptors will engage guests in daring face-to-face encounters.
In addition, a new interactive “Dino Play” area will incorporate educational components within an inspired space where children of all ages can partake in excavations and investigate giant dinosaur fossils.
Universal Studios also shared details about the Mosasaurus encounter within the attraction and how the special effects in its exhibit will change to reflect real-time inclement weather and time of day. They also shared that the movie’s stars, Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, and BD Wong would reprise their roles on this new attraction.
Jurassic Park was always one of our favorite attractions at Universal Studios Hollywood, and we are excited to see it get an update. More importantly we are most excited to see the special effects they implemented on the Mosasaurus exhibit by teaming up with Industrial Light & Magic.
The “Raptor Encounter” has also been a very popular addition to the area around the former Jurassic Park attraction, as well as at Universal Orlando Resort, so it will be nice for the character encounter to have its own themed permanent addition to the area.
With still no specific opening date as of yet, we know the attraction will be opening this summer as part of Universal’s new It Just Got Real marketing campaign. So stay tuned as we hope to bring you more updates and hope to attend the Grand Opening celebrations. Who else is excited about this reimagined version of a classic attraction? Let us know on our post about it on Instagram.